Category Archives: Drool

Bottoms up!

My Choffy arrived today! I’ve been reading about this stuff for a while now and thought I’d try it out for myself. I’m away on holidays next week (YES!), so I’ll bring my Choffy with me and test it out.

I’ll let you know how it goes, but it smells really yummy already!

Love From Sarah


Moroccan Quinoa Salad

Well, I haven’t done a drool-y post in a while, so here’s one of my absolute favourite dishes. It’s called Moroccan Quinoa Salad and it’s heavenly. Give it a try!

I play pretty fast and loose with the recipe – partly because I love olives (the more the merrier!) and dislike cilantro (why did you squirt dish soap on my salad?) and partly because I regularly forget about the almonds I’m toasting and end up burning them to a crisp. That’s a pricey habit.

Anyhow, here’s the recipe. And if you’re not sure what quinoa is, watch the sweet video after the recipe!

3 cups         cooked quinoa (1 cup dry)

1/3 cup       freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

3 tbsp          olive oil

2 tsp             ground cumin

1 tsp              salt

1/4 tsp         sugar

1-1/2 cup    canned black beans, rinsed

1-1/2 cup    corn kernels (about 2 cobs) or defrosted frozen

1/2 pint       cherry tomatoes, quartered

1/2 cup        slivered almonds, toasted (not burnt haha)

1/4 cup        chopped green or black olives

1/4 cup        chopped fresh mint

1/4 cup        chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

  1. Cook quinoa, according to package instructions.
  2. While quinoa is cooking, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, salt and sugar into a vinaigrette in a small bowl.
  3. Combine quinoa and all remaining ingredients, except fresh herbs, into a medium-sized bowl.
  4. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Toss to combine.
  5. Refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavours to combine. Add fresh herbs just prior to serving. May be served at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving: 407 calories, 17 g fat, 14 g protein, 56 g carbohydrates, 11 g fibre. Excellent source of vitamin E, folic acid, thiamin, iron, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium.

 

Check out the original recipe here.

Happy eating!

Love From Sarah


Kale chips

Okay, you probably won’t believe me, but these things are awesome! Potato chips are amazing, but maybe not the healthiest choice. Kale chips – I PROMISE you, are a great alternative.

Kale before.

I can hear some of you now, saying “Eeew! Kale is a vegetable, not a SNACK!” and without pointing out the obvious (potatoes are vegetables too. Oops, I pointed it out.) I’m telling you – just try them.

Kale after. Care for some beer with your kale chips? Don't mind if I do.

Here’s a video of the recipe I use. It’s from a fantastic site called Kath Eats Real Food and you should totally check it out.


%d bloggers like this: